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Company Seeks Approval For Experimental Ebola Drug

There is no known cure for the Ebola virus, but a number of labs have been working on one. The two American relief workers recently flown back from Liberia have been receiving an experimental treatment produced by a company in San Diego.

Another company, Cambridge, Mass.-based Sarepta Therapeutics, also has an experimental drug. The company’s CEO, Chris Garabedian, tells Here & Now’s Robin Young how this treatment would work, and what it takes to get the drug to patients.

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Robots weld the bodies of Porsche Macan SUVs at the new heavily automated Porsche Macan factory at the Porsche plant in February in Leipzig, Germany.   (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Robots weld the bodies of Porsche Macan SUVs at the new heavily automated Porsche Macan factory at the Porsche plant in February in Leipzig, Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)